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BEYOND THE
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Conférence
 La nature est-elle
 bien faite?
 Conference by:
 Guillaume Lecointre
 Prof. of "Muséum
 national d'histoire
 naturelle de Paris"
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 May 25 at 6.30 p.m.
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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève


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The tropical plants in our living rooms
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The tropical plants in our living rooms
the origin and diversity of Gesneriaceae

TROPICALES DE SALON

The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of Geneva, with the Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich, reveal the origins of the exotic plants in your home. We invite you to experience the tropical environment in our greenhouses where these plants are cultivated, and we hope to stimulate your curiosity about the source of their amazing diversity.
The exhibition introduces a family of plants which are symbols of tropical diversity. The family is named “Gesneriaceae” in honour of the famous Zurich naturalist Conrad Gessner. Since the discovery of the first plant during expeditions to the West Indies in the 17th century, and during more recent field surveys and research led by our institution, over 3000 species have been identified. Many display a striking variety of form and colour. Some have been selected for cultivation as ornamental plants.
To explain the often complex processes which have led to such a rich diversity, we have called upon the expertise of researchers in Geneva and Zurich and have drawn on the horticultural experience of the two institutions. While learning about cutting-edge science you can touch, smell and closely observe the plants. You will be astonished by the riches of the tropical plant world.

The exhibition is open :
Every day from 8.00 - 19.30

12 May – 18 October

Admission is free